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MOSCOW, June 1. /TASS/. Russia is planning to call on the OSCE to set up a mechanism of preventing illegal change of power or state coups in the organization’s member-states.
Russia’s delegation is ready to submit such a resolution for consideration at the summer session of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), its member Nikolay Kovalev told reporters.
The draft resolution authored by Leonid Slutsky, the head of the State Duma committee on CIS affairs, calls on the member-states to use the OSCE as "a forum for a dialogue, collective assessment of the situation and taking the respective decisions."
The document also proposes that the OSCE should "decisively condemn attempts of direct or indirect, individual or collective interference in the domestic affairs of states aimed at illegal change of power." It also stresses that encouraging or assisting attempts of staging a coup in the member-states is "inadmissible no matter who takes these steps."
The draft resolution also calls on the member-states to refrain from plans to "help, create, finance, encourage or allow armed, subversive or terrorist activity aimed at changing the regime in another state by violence and also to meddle in the domestic struggle in another state."
The signatures are being collected in support for the resolutions proposed by the Russian side, Kovalev said. The support of some 20 members of the PA out of at least four countries is needed for the documents to be submitted for consideration at the session.
The OSCE PA session that will be devoted to the 40th anniversary of the Helsinki Final Act is due to be held on July 5-9.